B.A. in Communication Studies (Relational Studies Emphasis) to M.A. in Ministry 2017-2018: Option 1- CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3Mathematics (M) course 3GES130 Christianity Western Culture4 
GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 Second Language (S) course1 4 
Elective 3 GES160 Inquiry Seminar3 
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Elective 3 
 13 3 14 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM210 Perspectives on Human Communication3World Cultures (U) course 3COM213 Media Communication3 
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 COM220 Group Communication4 
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 THE201 Christian Theology3 
MIN200 Foundations of Ministry3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4 
BIB260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3   
 13 3 14 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM370 Interpersonal Communication4Communication Analysis Course choice 3-4COM400 Family Communication4 
COM363 Methods of Communication Research4 COM481 Internship in Communication3-4 
Relational Topics choice2 3-4 Oral Communication Course choice 4 
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 
  Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 
 14-15 3-4 14-18 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3Interim Off COM497 Capstone: Relational Studies4BT510 Hermeneutics3
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 Relational Topics choice 2 3-4TS512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Relational Topics Course choice2 3 MIN320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
SP001 Formation Assessments0 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 
THE311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 Internship Preparation3 0 
THE263 Christian Social Ethics3 BIB265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 
  TL001 Vocational Assessments0 
 15 0 13-17 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
NT516 New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5OT516 Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3 
TS513 Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5NT518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations3 
ML523 Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3 GS780 Senior Integrative Seminar3 
TL566A Professional Internship A1.5 TL566B Professional Internship B1.5 
GS001 Graduate Research Seminar0 Elective (CP510) Concentration Course 3 
Elective (ML615) Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 3 13.5 
Total Credits: 155-165
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

2

Choose from: COM314G,  COM355ZCOM462, or GES448P.

3

Students must meet with the Director of Internship and Placement at least two terms before beginning their internship.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

The scheduling of Seminary courses may vary. Please use this academic plan for illustrative purposes only. 

B.A. in Communication Studies (Relational Studies Emphasis) to M.A. in Ministry 2017-2018: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774 
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 Mathematics (M) course 3 
Elective 3 Second Language (S) course1 4 
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Elective 3 
  Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course  
 13 4 14 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM210 Perspectives on Human Communication3World Cultures (U) course 3COM220 Group Communication4 
COM213 Media Communication3 THE201 Christian Theology3 
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Laboratory Science (D) course 4 
MIN200 Foundations of Ministry3 BIB265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 
BIB260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3   
 16 3 14 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM370 Interpersonal Communication4Communication Analysis Course choice 3COM400 Family Communication4 
COM363 Methods of Communication Research4 COM481 Internship in Communication3-4 
Relational Topics choice2 3-4 Oral Communication Course choice 4 
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 
  Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 
 14-15 3 14-18 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3Interim Off COM497 Capstone: Relational Studies4BT510 Hermeneutics3
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Relational Topics choice 2 3-4TS512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Relational Topics Course choice2 3 Electives 3 
SP001 Formation Assessments0 THE311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 
MIN320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 
THE263 Christian Social Ethics3 TL001 Vocational Assessments0 
 15 0 13-17 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
NT516 New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5OT516 Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3 
TS513 Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5NT518 or OT 518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations or Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations3 
ML523 Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3 GS780 Senior Integrative Seminar3 
TL566A Professional Internship A1.5 TL566B Professional Internship B1.5 
GS001 Graduate Research Seminar0 Elective (CP510) Concentration Course 3 
Elective (ML516) Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 3 13.5 
Total Credits: 159-168
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

2

Choose from: COM314G,  COM355ZCOM462, or GES448P.

3

Students must meet with the Director of Internship and Placement at least two terms before beginning their internship.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

The scheduling of Seminary courses may vary. Please use this academic plan for illustrative purposes only.